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District Report Card 2017-01-13T09:09:28+00:00

2016 State Report Card

Williamson County Schools continues to demonstrate high academic achievement according to the Tennessee Department of Education’s 2016 State Report Card. The newly-designed report provides a profile of each school district throughout the state, using performance on various standardized assessments and collected statistics to award grades.

Below are some of the district highlights from the 2016 State Report Card:

  • Graduation Rate of 95.5%
  • Average ACT Composite of 24.6
  • 79% of students HOPE Scholarship eligible based on ACT scores
  • 94th percentile in high school mathematics, 92nd percentile in high school English

Note:  No TCAP data is available for grades 3-8 due to the state’s suspension of those assessments in 2016.

ACT Results

In the fall of 2016, the Tennessee Department of Education began reporting ACT results based on the highest composite score for each student earning a regular diploma. Based on this new methodology, the district’s graduating class of 2016 posted an ACT composite score of 24.6, outperforming the state average of 19.9.

When considering the college readiness benchmarks established by ACT, 51% of the district’s 2016 graduating class scored at or above all four. On average, 20% of students in Tennessee achieve such a feat.

Students who achieve at least a 21 composite on the ACT are eligible for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship. In WCS, 79% of the 2016 graduating class met this criteria compared to the state average of 42%.

TCAP Results

Williamson County Schools is once again one of the highest achieving districts in the state based on the 2016 TCAP results. According to the TCAP data posted on the Tennessee Department of Education’s website, the district ranks near the top for most high school EOCs, including the new TNReady assessments.

Note:  There are no TCAP results for grades 3-8 due to the state’s suspension of those assessments in 2016.

Accountability

Due to the state’s suspension of all 3-8 TCAP assessments in 2016 as well as other complications with the high school EOCs, the accountability system for 2016 was also suspended.

Accountability for 2017 will be based on methodology as defined by the state’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver and will focus on increasing achievement levels for all students and reducing achievement gaps that exist between certain groups of students. Future accountability models will be based on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which recently replaced NCLB.

More information about the accountability system can be found on the Tennessee Department of Education’s website.

TVAAS

There are several references to “value-added growth” on this report card. Instead of measuring proficiency on state assessments, the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) uses statistical models to measure student growth by comparing one student’s performance with many other similar students on the same assessment.

The public TVAAS website provides access to school and district growth disaggregated in various ways, including a function for comparing their data.